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NEW DELHI: Bollywood actor-comedian Jaaved Jaaferi will challenge BJP president Rajnath Singh in Lucknow in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday announced his name for the Lucknow seat.
An excited Jaaferi tweeted, “Contesting election from Lukhnow as AAP candidate..here’s to change..Jai Hind!!!’’
After Punjabi comedian Bhagwant Mann, Jaaferi is the second funny man to join the AAP. Mann is contesting from the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency.
Former Miss India and actress Gul Panag is also the AAP’s candidate from Chandigarh where she is pitted against Anupam Kher’s wife Kirron Kher who is the BJP candidate.
Among other actors in the poll fray are Dream Girl Hema Malini (BJP) from Mathura, Nagma (Congress) from Meerut, Jaya Prada (Rashtriya Lok Dal) from Bijnore, and Moon Moon Sen from Bankura.
The Indian election scene is getting sexier with so many actors and actresses taking the plunge.